17 Tasting Notes

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I’ll be honest, the selling point of this tea for me was the “milk” part of it, I am a very avid drinker of oolong and was very enticed with the idea of it having a nice sweet creamy flavor. The trick with this tea is in the steeping times and temperature, I found that when it was slightly over steeped that it had lost it’s sweet creamy flavor, and when I used too hot water (200F) that it became slightly astringent, and the creaminess was replaced with a grassy flavor. Once you get the steeping times and temperature down, this tea doesn’t fail to impress! After a quick rinse, the leaves were already omitting a sweet milky scent. The first steep had very nice sweet creamy tasting notes, with a slight grassy taste, I was quite surprised with this very prominent taste of sweet cream, and the second steeping didn’t disappoint! It was the same as the first steeping in terms of flavor, and was slightly darker with a little more tea dust in it, and the third steeping the sweet cream flavor was lessened, and was replaced with grassy flavors, but it had very nice flora accents with it as well, so it was a nice trade off, and was a very very nice light oolong, I highly recommend!

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Milk, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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This pu-erh is hands down, one of my most favorite pu-erh teas I’ve ever had; although I am rather new to pu-erh tea, I know what a bad pu-erh can taste like! After about two 5 second rinses, letting the tea leaves rest in between the rinses to open up better, the first two steeps were rather uneventful, a slight vanilla flavor in the background, with a very earthy/moldy aroma, and was a little astringent. The third steeping is where the flavors really boomed, very nice sweet taste complete with a rather prominent vanilla flavor in the background, just a little earthy and fishy, but that isn’t a downside for me, personally I like it. The color of the tea was a very dark amber color, but it wasn’t a “slap-in-the-face-flavor”, it was actually very light in contrast to its color. The mildness of the tea means that you can’t really mess it up/over steep! I accidentally over steeped mine majorly (about 3 hours), and it was comparable to coffee, which I am an avid drinker of, but it had all of it’s delicate flavor notes still. After drinking that, I decided I would try to get an extra steep out of it, and got 4 more! This is definitely an all day tea, which is a major plus.

Flavors: Earth, Fishy, Floral, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 103 ML

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Flavors: Earth, Fishy, Floral, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 103 ML

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Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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